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City Beer Relocating to the Former Coachman Space, Adding Food

Big name chefs pop up at Tartine Manufactory and more things to know Star chefs swing by Tartine Manufactory Acclaimed London chef James Lowe, whose restaurant Lyle’s has a place on Eater London’s 38 Essential [Read entire story]

Chill Out with These 15 Boozy Frozen Beverages

Heat-beating drinks and where to find them San Francisco’s typically belated summer has arrived, with variable but recently sweltering temperatures. When a cold beer or chilled glass of wine won’t do, here are 14 icy [Read entire story]

Druggy Haight & Stanyan McDonald’s To Be Purchased By City, Redeveloped As Housing

Druggy Haight & Stanyan McDonald's To Be Purchased By City, Redeveloped As Housing

The McDonald's at the end of Haight Street at Stanyan is not long for this world as the city has just about inked a deal to purchase the problematic property for redevelopment as housing. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

French Laundry-Trained Chef Takes Winery Fine-Dining Up a Notch

It’s not a restaurant, but there are multiple tasting menus The Del Dotto family, notorious for their opulent style, caves and barrel tastings, has opened up a third winery in Napa Valley, Piazza Del Dotto Winery and [Read entire story]

Enter the New Matrix, with a Back Pop-Up Bar Inspired by London Hotel Lounges

It’s the Matrix reloaded The Plumpjack Group team behind Forgery and Wildhawk, its popular new cocktail bars, finally turned their attention to the group’s aging MatrixFillmore this summer, remaking the nightclub as [Read entire story]

Video of UC Berkeley Police Seizing Money From Hot Dog Vendor Inspires Outrage

The incident occurred near a football game this weekend Onlookers expressed dismay and outrage this weekend when a University of California Police officer citing a food vendor rifled through his wallet and took his [Read entire story]

Jonathan Waxman Quietly Shutters Bay Area Empire

Waxman’s and JBird are both closed After less than two years, James Beard Award-winning chef Jonathan Waxman’s eponymous restaurant in Ghirardelli Square, Waxman’s, is no more. A representative for Ghirardelli [Read entire story]

Excessive Heat Turns Wine Grapes To Raisins

Excessive Heat Turns Wine Grapes To Raisins

Three consecutive days of 110 degrees in St. Helena, and elsewhere, did not help this year's grape harvest. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

This Week In SF Food: State Bird Gets A New Menu, Eight Tables Close To Opening, And More

This Week In SF Food: State Bird Gets A New Menu, Eight Tables Close To Opening, And More

Also Korean bar/restaurant Foxsister is about to open on 24th Street, details on Treasure Island restaurant Mersea, and Serpentine is about to reopen after a remodel. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Cookie Dough Parlor Serves Once-Forbidden Pleasures in the East Bay

With one-to-one ratios of cookie dough to ice cream Cookie Dough Parlor, a family-owned business serving ice cream and cookie dough scooped as if it were ice cream, has softly opened in Pinole. At any time, customers can [Read entire story]

Inside the New Serpentine, a Dogpatch Favorite with a Fresh Spin

The new menu and interior are ready September 12 What did Dogpatch diners do for a whole month while Serpentine underwent a remodel? Who knows, but on September 12, they can return their old ways, as the restaurant will [Read entire story]

Venture Into the Luxurious World of Eight Tables, Chinatown’s Glam New Fine-Dining Destination

The interior matches the $225 tasting menu Eight Tables by George Chen, the fine-dining cherry-on-top of sleek Chinese food emporium China Live, debuted this week in the heart of Chinatown. Diners furtively enter the [Read entire story]

Total Wine Totally Expanding With Two New Bay Area Megastores

Totes wine (and more things to know) Break out the wine totes for totes wine Maryland-based wine megastore Total Wine, which already operates in Mountain View and Fremont, is adding more Bay Area locations, people. A San [Read entire story]

Inside State Bird Provisions’ Warm and Cozy Remodel

New art, and no more pegboards State Bird Provisions has reopened after a two week closure for renovations, and as promised, it’s looking very fresh. Designer Wylie Price, who worked on the original design and The [Read entire story]

Here’s the Menu for State Bird 2.0, Opening Tonight

It closed for two weeks of renovations State Bird Provisions, one of the city’s most reliably buzzy and busy restaurants, reopens tonight after a two week hiatus. During that time the restaurant got a refreshed [Read entire story]

Réveille Coffee Takes On Lower Haight Space Where Neighbors Rejected Blue Bottle

With plans for beer, wine, and a full dinner menu Réveille Coffee Co. plans to open a cafe on a corner of the Lower Haight where neighbors rejected another coffee suitor, Blue Bottle, this spring. This week, the [Read entire story]

There’s A $52 Scotch Cocktail In Chinatown Now

There's A $52 Scotch Cocktail In Chinatown Now

It can be found at Cold Drinks, the new, semi-hidden scotch cocktail bar upstairs at China Live. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Uptown Oakland Loses Major Food Hall Project as Uber Stalls on Headquarters

Newberry Market was the first to sign on to the project With Uber’s plan to move its headquarters to Oakland’s former Sears building put on hold, the anchor retail tenant for the space, Newberry Market, has withdrawn [Read entire story]

Sleek Sake Bar From Shiba Ramen Team Now Open in Emeryville Public Market

Japanese drinking culture is alive in Emeryville Emeryville Public Market continues to grow its offerings, expanding its appeal beyond a “food court” experience and into a place where diners might want to linger for [Read entire story]

Golden Road Changes Course, But Still Plans Temescal Beer Garden

It is going through the approval process now Following a wave of opposition from local brewers and neighbors, Golden Road Brewing has drastically changed its plans for the vacant lot in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood. [Read entire story]